Plas Tan y Bwlch

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Plas Tan y Bwlch

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Course Number: K1103

Date: 8 November to 10 November 2019

Price: £22-£249

Course Leader/s:

Catrin Roberts

Description:

Walking in the foothills of Snowdonia discovering the hillforts and castles of the Welsh Prince’s. Led by Catrin Roberts participants will hear some of the history and folklore of the castles and hillforts of the area. Visit castles built by warring princes during the 13th century, an Iron Age Celtic fort and the Roman period. We will consider why these strategic areas were chosen for construction and how they came to an end.

Some of the walks will be wet underfoot and there will be some steep sections. Remember to bring plenty of warm waterproof clothing, walking boots, rucksack and a thermos flask.

Programme

Friday
16:30 Arrive and collect room key
18:00 Bar
18:30 Dinner
19:30 A word of welcome and introduction to the course. Speaker TBC.

Saturday
08:15 Breakfast and collect packed lunch
09:30 Dolwyddelan and Dolbadarn Castles comissioned
17:00 Arrive back at Plas
18:30 Dinner
19:30 Talk / Slides. Speaker TBC

Sunday
08:15 Breakfast
09:30 Visit Bryngaer Tre’r Ceiri
13:00 Sunday Lunch then depart

Course taught through the medium of English